George and Deb own and run this place and they are fabulous! My criteria were: be as close to the beach as possible, have a balcony facing the ocean, reasonable price, clean, clean, clean, excellent customer service, full kitchen, free parking, walking distance to downtown Encinitas, close to my yoga studio (it was a short, scenic drive). This place met all my needs. I had a studio room on the third (top) floor and slept with the sliding glass doors open every night. I was there for three night/four days. The sound of the waves lulled me to sleep (I will be honest, you will hear the train but that happens anywhere you stay close to downtown Encinitas). The room was a good size, had a full kitchen with pots and pans and it came in handy to make breakfast and snacks. The decor is simple and reminiscent of an old-school California beach motel. While it is not fancy, everything is very clean which is very important to me. I had a lovely stay and look forward to staying there again. George and Deb are warm, kind, helpful people and make you feel right at home. I give them major bonus points for having AND enforcing the nightly quiet hours. You will have to call to make reservations which I also like - it's so much more personal and inviting than large hotel website reservations. And, when you call, you can ask them any questions so you have all the information you need before your trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moonlight Beach Motel, located two blocks from Moonlight Beach in scenic Encinitas, California, is one of the few true "beach motels" left in Southern California … Referred to as the "American Rivera”, Encinitas has the charm of the past but all the amenities today’s travelers are looking for. There are so many wonderful restaurants, Whole Foods Market and boutiques within walking distance of the motel that you may want to leave your car behind … Locals refer more family and friends to this motel than any other hotel or motel in Encinitas. Its quaint 1970’s charm brings guests back year after year. Some things were just not meant to be changed … All of the rooms have kitchenettes. Whether a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or family vacation, make reservations early, we book rooms three months in advance, so you get a room that is best suited for your needs. We try and honor all requests for certain rooms and floors when making reservations, but we cannot guarantee ANY room or number. We will do the best to accommodate your requests … This is a “NO PETS” and "NON SMOKING PROPERTY" In all of the Rooms - Front & Back balconies, walk ways and the patio barbeque area … The office and patio barbeque area closes at 9:00 pm … Quiet hours are from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am in consideration of all the guests … We have the “Good Neighbor Hotel Policy” and do not allow gatherings or parties in the Motel after 9:00 pm. If we receive noise complaints you could be asked to leave and responsible for the room charges of neighboring guest. We look forward to you experiencing The Moonlight Beach Motel, in Encinitas California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
- Moonlight Beach Encinitas